Found August 24, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The headline seems like a rather obvious statement, but this Jon Heyman piece on CBS Sports seems to confirm what we all knew: the Indians are going to listen for offers on outfielder Shin-Soo Choo this offseason, and with his unwillingness to negotiate a contract extension, it seems likely that he's going to get moved. The 30-year old Choo isn't a superstar, but he's a very good option for at team looking for an outfielder. After combining for 11.0 fWAR and back to back 20/20 seasons over 2009 and 2010, Choo dipped to 1.4 fWAR in 2011, homering just eight times and stealing only 12 bases while playing in only 85 games. This year, Choo appears to be back to his old self, with a .838 OPS (though that is 50 points lower than his 2009 and 2010 marks, 15 homers, and 15 stolen bases. Choo is making $4.9 million this year, and 2013 will be his final arbitration season, with a raise likely pushing his salary north of $6 million. That's a pretty good deal for a pl...
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